Friday, April 21, 2017

CardMaker + Lil' Inker Designs Blog Hop

Happy Friday, crafty friends! Welcome to the CardMaker and Lil' Inker Designs blog hop. I'd say this is an awesome way to end the week, wouldn't you? You should have arrived here from the super talented, Jessica Frost-Ballas. If you get lost at any point along the way you can find the complete list of hoppers on the CardMaker blog.

I have three cards to share with you today. All of them feature the Sweet Celebration stamp set/dies and the Celebrate word die. I had so much fun creating with these and hope you enjoy what I have to share!

For my first card, I die cut my heart in two colors, hot pink and bright yellow. I first adhered the hot pink outlined heart onto my card base and then attached the yellow heart on the inside. Next, came the embellishing.

I die cut 'Celebrate' in orange and attached that to the front of the heart. I then die cut the banner, from the Sweet Celebration die collection, and stamped the rest of the sentiment before attaching it with dimensional foam. I finished this card off off with a few stamped flowers, leaves and sequins.

Card #2 : Celebrate YOU using more of those sweet hearts, flowers and sequins!

A closer look at the second card. I chose to include the inside of the letters in 'Celebrate' for something a bit different.

And last, but not least and probably my favorite out of all three. I cut strips of happy and colorful card-stock, attached them all to another piece of card-stock and then die cut the heart using that. So simple, but it just makes me smile!

Laura is giving away a $35 gift certificate to one lucky winner today! It could be you. Don't miss your chance to hop around and enter for your chance to win!

Your next stop in the hop is the amazing Karen Baker.

Thanks for visiting with me today. Happy hopping!

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Where Creativity Meets C9 - Challenge #8 - One Layer

Happy Sunday, friends. It's time for the next Where Creativity Meets C9 challenge. A new challenge also means a new release from Concord & 9th. They have been giving peeks on social media over the past few days and everything they have been showing looks fantastic.

This month's challenge is all about creating a One Layer card ... one of my favorites to create! I chose Wildflower and Painted Thank You to work with today and did a little masking to create this colorful 'Thank You' card.

I started by cutting a piece of printer paper to measure 2.75 x 4 and placed that front and center on my card base. I used a couple pieces of washi tape to hold it in place while I did my stamping around it. I stamped all of my images in black ink around the paper, and then removed it from the front of my card and started coloring all of my images. To finish it I used a fine tip black pen to create my frame on the inside of my flowers and then stamped my sentiment. Super easy to create!

I hope you'll join us in the One Layer challenge! Be sure to read all of the challenge rules so you don't miss out on the chance to win a $25 gift certificate from our wonderful challenge sponsor, Concord & 9th. You have until April 29th to enter!

Happy creating!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Happy Birthday Butterfly Tags with CardMaker

I'm on the CardMaker blog today sharing a set of sweet butterfly tags that are perfect for decorating your gift bags & boxes. You can find all of the details and a complete supply list when you visit. 

Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

His Word

Happy Thursday, friends! Here's a peek at a little something I'm sharing over on the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog today. You can find all of the details and complete supply list when you visit. I hope you'll stop by to say hello.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge - Oh Happy Day


Joining in for this month's Essentials by Ellen Pin-Sights Challenge. It's all about green this month, which was certainly a challenge for me. Green isn't normally a color I create with. I use it for accents, but not usually for my main color.

 Bold Blooms certainly gets A LOT of love in my studio. I just love this set! After stamping all of my floral images in greens, I pulled out another favorite of mine, Up the Happy. I die cut and stamped two butterflies, using vellum, and heat embossed them in black.

After attaching the butterflies to my stamped floral panel, I added a few clear and black sequins. To complete it I added a strip of fun aqua pom pom trim.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope your day is happy!